Through his maternal grandmother, Arnold was a descendant of John Lothroppan ancestor of at least six U. When he was ten, Arnold was enrolled in a private school in nearby Canterburywith the expectation that he would eventually attend Yale.
Ottendorf's Corps had difficulty in completing itself properly and on June 11, Washington replaced Ottendorf with Lieutenant Colonel Armand and his French troops. Baron Ottendorf and his mercenaries later joined with the British army. He learned his trade of silversmithing from his father.
Revere served as an officer in the Seven Years War and then returned to Boston to set up shop as a silversmith. He was a leader in the Bostonian Sons of Liberty and played in a major role in popularizing resistance to the Stamp Act and the Boston Massacre through his widely circulated engravings.
He helped plan and carry out the Boston Tea Party in He also served as a courier between the American rebel organizations.
On April 18 and 19 ofhe set out on horseback from Boston to warn patriot leaders John Hancock and Sam Adams in Lexington that the British were marching to seize rebel leaders and weapons. During the war he served the American cause as a manufacturer of gunpowder and as an engraver for Congress.
After the war he returned to his business as a silversmith and engraver. Rachel met Paul outside his shop in Boston. They were married on October 10,just five months after the death of his first wife. Their marriage was considered a love match.
Paul wrote love poems to his wife on the back of his shop ledgers. Rachel and Paul had eight children in addition to Paul's eight children from his first marriage. Rachel died on June 26, He performed with distinction in the Seven Years War and was promoted to brigadier in By all reports, Rochambeau was skilled, experienced and diplomatic, waiting patiently for over a year as the American troops reorganized and gathered the men and funds to mount another attack on the British.
Finally, inRochambeau and Washington worked together to mislead Clinton and march to Yorktown and surround Cornwallis. Rochambeau returned to France in and narrowly escaped execution during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. When the British occupied Philadelphia, he was in British favor.
He served as the commissioner of the city watch, managed General Howe 's lottery for the relief of the poor, and directed the library.
He directly opposed armed resistance and independence from the British. These agents, primarily the Culper Ganggathered countless amounts of information for Washington, which greatly aided in winning the war. Tallmadge was born in Setauket, Long Island.
He was an extremely bright boy, who went to Yale University at the age fifteen. After school he began a teaching career and soon became a headmaster of a school in Wethersfield, CT. When war broke out Tallmadge became interested and decided to join.
He began his army career as 1st lieutenant in Colonel John Chester's Regiment of Wadsworth's Connecticut Brigade, and eventually rose up the ladder to become Brigade Major and then captain of a troop in the 2nd Continental Light Dragoon Regiment.
In the summer of his dragoons were assigned under Brigadier General Charles Scott, who was Washington's intelligence chief. Tallmadge's new job was to recruit intelligence sources throughout the Connecticut and New York area. When Charles Scott had to go home because of family problems in the Fall ofTallmadge was promoted once again and began to report directly to Washington.
Tallmadge is now remembered as one of the founders of the first organized espionage operations in America.
After his successful career during the war, he was elected to Congress, where he served eight terms. Thompson was born in the colonies in He was an avowed loyalist who may have aided Benjamin Church in his espionage against the rebel armies. Later he served as an officer, commanding British troops in Charleston and on Long Island.
After the war, Thompson served the elector of Bavaria and was rewarded in by appointment as a count of the Holy Roman Empire. Throughout his life he continued his scientific studies regarding gunpowder, heat and light.
Before leaving America, he founded a chair in physics at Harvard and established medals for physics at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He did not have much of a formal education, but learned from nature and life, and proved to have a skill with mathematics and surveying.
His first experience with war was as a commander during the French and Indian War.
For a time afterwards he was a tobacco planter, but he soon learned that it did not pay. As the war with Great Britain approached, Washington, disgruntled with the British laws, entered the political and military realm and was elected one of the delegates to the First Continental Congress.
Later he was elected, again, this time as Commander-in-Chief of the American army.Perhaps the most infamous military figure of the Revolution, Benedict Arnold's defection to the British in has obscured his early importance to American battlefield success. Oct 29, · American Revolution, also called United States War of Independence or American Revolutionary War, (–83), insurrection by which 13 of Great Britain’s North American colonies won political independence and went on to form the United States of America.
Benedict Arnold () Benedict Arnold was a successful military leader early in his career, but his treasonous relationship with the British in the American Revolution marks him as an infamous traitor to the American cause.
In the history of the American Revolution, two figures stand in stark contrast to each other: George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In the American imagination, Washington is elevated as an example of sterling character, while Arnold is ostracized to the seventh layer of Dante’s hell.
That year's West Indies fleet was commanded by the comte de Grasse, and specific arrangements were made to coordinate operations with him. De Grasse asked to be supplied with North American pilots and to be informed of possible operations in North America to which he might contribute.
The Americans got Freeman's Farm, however, and the boots remain as a symbol to Benedict Arnold's treason against America and his skill in battle at the same time. Ben Franklin fit into the scheme of things because Freeman's Farm was the .